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pana in sitelen pona
pana in sitelen sitelen
Pronunciation /ˈ
Usage 2023: Core (100% ↗︎ )2022: Core (99%)
Book and era nimi pu
Part of speech Content word
Codepoint 󱥌 U+F194C

pana is a core content word relating to giving and emitting.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The etymology of the word pana is unclear. Possibilities include Finnish panna, meaning "to put, to set", and Swahili pana "to give to each other".[1]

Semantic space[edit | edit source]

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The semantic space of pana includes an act of giving or emitting. lipamanka describes pana more broadly as "acts that set objects in motion".[2]

tomo pali li pana e kon seli ike

tomo pali li pana e kon seli ike.

The factory is emitting greenhouse gases.

pana can also refer to that which is given off.

pana len li lon anpa kasi

pana len li lon anpa kasi.

Wrapped gifts are under the tree.

pu[edit | edit source]

In the "Official Toki Pona Dictionary" section, the book Toki Pona: The Language of Good defines pana as:

VERB  to give, send, emit, provide, put, release

ku[edit | edit source]

For Toki Pona Dictionary, respondents in ma pona pi toki pona translated these English words as pana:[3]

give5, put5, deliver5, grant5, delivery5, send4, submit4, provide4, transfer4, distribute4, distribution3, donate3, appoint3, contribute3, output3, given3, publishing3, yield3, share3, offering3, assign3, deploy3, deposit3, convey3, offer2, input2, emission2, lend2, supply2, release2, pour2, publish2, provision2, gift2, export2, shared2, serve2, spend2, spread2, attach2, administer2, devote2, serving2, donation2, contribution2, added2, post2, toss2, apply2, transmission2, present2, bring2, add2, install2, show2, introduce2, dedicate2, exhibit2, insert2

sitelen pona[edit | edit source]

The sitelen pona glyph for pana (󱥌) is derived from the hand radical (luka) and emitters.

sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Moniz, C. Ryan (jan inwin); van der Meulen, Spencer H. (jan Pensa); lipamanka. (8 October 2020). "nimi ale pona (2nd ed.)". Google Docs.
  2. lipamanka. "toki pona dictionary".
  3. Lang, Sonja. (18 July 2021). Toki Pona Dictionary. Illustrated by Vacon Sartirani. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292362. p. 314.

Further reading[edit | edit source]